Whether you’re scribbling a love letter on the stone walls beneath Juliet’s balcony or shopping at Chanel along glitzy Via Mazzini, you’ll feel the star-crossed lovers’ vibe throughout holidays to Verona. One night you could be watching Aida in a breathtaking 2000-year-old Roman open-air amphitheatre, the next joining the sleek and stylish on their evening passeggiata underneath the ancient gate of Porta Borsari. Then there’s the refreshing taste of raspberry and lemon gelato as you stroll though Piazza di Signori lapped by glorious Renaissance palazzi, and a glass lift ride up to the marble-clad roof of 12th-Century Torre dei Lamberti for panoramic city views.
We’ve been to Verona and love this wistful little part of the world. From the melody of church bells tolling every hour at the Gardello Tower to a glass of sparkling Chiaretto on a pretty terrace, there’s plenty of ‘lost-in-time’ vibes inside the historic centre. We love the blend of Renaissance and Gothic architecture, the fresco-filled churches and the bewitching Italianate Giusti Gardens. Our hand-picked Verona holidays put you at the heart of the romance; a stay at Il Sogno di Giulietta gives you exclusive evening access to Juliet’s famous balcony and courtyard as the crowds are ushered away, and Grand Hotel Des Arts puts you so close to the railway station you can hop on the train for a whimsical day trip to Venice or Milan.
Away from impressive defensive fortresses and intricate architecture hidden inside the city gates is a world of hilltop villages and Veronese vineyards – a Valpolicella masterpiece of wine and whim that gives Tuscany a run for its money.
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